OnStar 'eNav' GPS Is Worse Than Asking Some Rando For Directions

I recently got to experience the OnStar-based eNav "GPS lite" that GM offers to customers too cheap to order the proper map-based navigation. Those people may have saved a few bucks at the dealership, but they're going to pay for the duration of their vehicle ownership with pain and suffering. » 2/13/14 3:31pm 2/13/14 3:31pm

A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. » 2/03/14 11:38am 2/03/14 11:38am

Secret GPS Devices Are Latest Repo Tool For Shady Car Dealers

If you have a low opinion of "buy here, pay here" car dealerships thanks to their 20 percent interest loans, bi-monthly payment requirements and aggressive repossession tactics, wait until you hear about their latest strategy for getting cars back from owners who fall behind on payments. » 7/29/13 2:00pm 7/29/13 2:00pm

Five Best Car GPS Units

If you're hitting the road this summer, you probably want a solid GPS with you to make getting to your destination a little easier. Whether you just use your phone or you prefer a stand-alone unit, there are pros and cons to each, and this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. » 7/28/13 12:37pm 7/28/13 12:37pm

Why Google Buying Waze Will Keep You Out of Gridlock Hell

As anticipated, Google expanded its burgeoning global empire on Tuesday by buying the Israeli social traffic and mapping service Waze. You might recognize Waze as the GPS app with a soul. Pretty soon you're going to know it as the thing that made your commute bearable once and for all. » 6/11/13 1:16pm 6/11/13 1:16pm

Where To Look For A GPS Bug On Your Car If You Think You're Being…

Hopefully most of us will go throughout life without being tracked by a GPS bug, but if you're worried that someone may be following your whereabouts with technology there are common places you can look to find the device. Security and investigations expert Brandon Gregg offers up a few suggestions to help you discover … » 3/15/12 2:15pm 3/15/12 2:15pm

MIT's AIDA GPS Navigator Will Dazzle You with Information and then…

MIT's last AIDA driving concept seemed dubious enough—a robotic backseat driver who'd give you navigational (and emotional!) feedback. Still, annoying at worse. But 2.0, amazing as it seems, looks like it would amaze you into a flaming wreck. » 5/05/11 12:00am 5/05/11 12:00am